Supporting the Protection and Well-being of Ebola-Affected Children in West Africa

Projekt abgeschlossen

The potential for children to be separated from their families is heightened in Ebola Viral Disease (EVD)- affected countries due to parents being quarantined or treated for extended periods, parents dying, and the stigma associated with the disease leaving many children rejected/abandoned. With this project, family tracing, reunification support and alternative care shall be provided to 10,000 children to assure their successful reintegration into their families/communities. In fact, countries, communities, and other child protection actors need to reinforce case management/the identification, tracing and reunification (ITDR) system.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
01.12.2014 - 30.06.2015
CHF 1'500'000

Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are facing the largest Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak ever recorded. The cumulative number of confirmed cases stands at 13,676 across the three countries, with an estimated 2,100 child deaths. Additionally, an estimate 7,500 children have lost at least one parent and now face stigma and discrimination from some of their other relatives and neighbours. No aspect of a child's life is untouched by this outbreak and children do not know how to respond.


UNICEF delivers quality and timely humanitarian response in emergency situations and underfunded emergencies.


UNICEF beneficiaries in the targeted countries.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Protection of unaccompanied and separated children (care centers, foster care, family tracing and reunification).


Erwartete Resultate:  

Provide family tracing and reunification support and alternative care to 10,000 children to assure their successful reintegration into their families and communities.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   1'500'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   1'500'000 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  1'500'000
Projektphasen Phase 15 02.05.2016 - 31.07.2016   (Completed) Phase 14 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 13 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 12 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 11 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 10 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.12.2014 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)

Phase 7 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 4 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 3 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)